So I went to a famous author book signing tonight with a couple of coworkers. I kind of sort of almost felt guilty because I've read a couple of this authors books, but I'm not a huge fan. The author in question - Diana Gabaldon. I read Outlander and some of the second book - enough to see Claire and Jamie get back together. I have the rest of her books up to and including The Fiery Cross, but I find the size of them rather intimidating. I keep meaning to read more of them since I know they are well loved and well read by many.
But I'm really glad I went. She was a delight to listen to. It was held in a theatre style room and first she gave a talk on how she became an author. She was wickedly funny. Then she read, not from her latest book Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, but rather she read an excerpt from her next book about Jamie and Claire. And I have to say, it sounds very intriguing. She said it wouldn't be out until next year or later so that gives me lots of time to catch up!
Then she answered some questions from the audience and then signed books. I didn't stay for the book signing part of it because I didn't think to bring any books to sign.
But if she ever comes to a location near you, she really is great fun to listen to!